"きのうは五月五日でした。"

Translation:Yesterday was May fifth.

6/17/2017, 4:02:29 PM

36 Comments


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一日 ついたち

二日 ふつか

三日 みっか

四日 よっか

五日 いつか

六日 むいか

七日 なのか

八日 よおか

九日 ここのか

十日 とおか

二十日 はつか

7/4/2017, 9:08:51 AM

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* 八日 = ようか

9/16/2017, 9:47:24 PM

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Yep.

10/25/2017, 7:21:13 AM

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would give a lingot if i could access on computer

7/21/2017, 6:31:12 AM

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You can tho'. There's a hack to access this course on desktop

7/21/2017, 10:11:23 PM

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No need for a "hack" anymore; it's finally officially available on desktop now.

10/25/2017, 7:20:54 AM

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"Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo" should be an acceptable answer. Ai ai aiiiiii!!!

7/3/2017, 4:01:50 PM

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Unfortunately, we are supposed to respond in English. :(

7/4/2017, 1:27:19 PM

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Cinco de Mayo is a holiday on May 5th that is very much celebrated in America

7/22/2017, 10:18:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DanicaBescae

Cinco de Mayo is still in Spanish, not English.

10/20/2017, 6:09:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertKinzie

Well "Groundhog day" is English and that isn't accepted for Feb. 2 so there goes that argument.

4/4/2018, 2:45:46 AM

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Cinco de Mayo is a barrowed word in english. Its from spanish but is apart of english now

7/25/2017, 8:54:45 PM

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Jajajaja

7/6/2017, 8:16:33 AM

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Shouldn't "Yesterday it was the 5th of May" be correct too?

9/6/2017, 1:18:02 AM

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Is it a Japanese reading of the kanji 5 before the day? Oh, and I am looking forward to learning whatever past conditional kind of construction I would need to say we should have had a fiesta.

6/17/2017, 4:02:29 PM

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五日 reads as いつか, unfortunately the readings of days of the month isnt always straightforward :( Also, Japan has its own holiday on 5/5, Children's Day, look it up ;)

6/18/2017, 5:28:23 PM

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I had forgotten Children's Day. Those multiple kanji readings may be the hardest aspect of Japanese. My sister has lived there for over 25 years and I understand she still makes that sort of error.

6/18/2017, 5:34:34 PM

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"Yesterday was 5 May" is wrong how, exactly? I know there are variations on date formats, but this at least should be accepted as DM(Y) is the most used form by a good margin, as well as the recommended form for most dialects of English.

9/13/2017, 11:03:21 AM

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5 OF May.

9/14/2017, 6:12:25 PM

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In British English and similar dialects, the "of" is implied and you don't normally write it, but it would be more correct to write "5th May" (which it also didnt accept)

9/22/2017, 8:05:16 PM

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Duo requires the "th", but you should report it if it isn't accepted.

10/25/2017, 7:22:38 AM

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So you put the month before the day in Japan too? What about the year?

6/27/2017, 5:26:24 PM

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The year goes first, of course. It would be pretty inconsistent otherwise, wouldn't it?

Y年M月D日.

6/28/2017, 6:07:31 AM

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Don't say that to an American :P

6/28/2017, 10:27:46 AM

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Thanks :) I only knew that Americans did that, now I know they're not the only ones ...

6/29/2017, 4:56:41 PM

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? Americans do mm/dd/yyyy

7/11/2017, 7:00:31 PM

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Hello from Germany, we place DD/MM/YYYY. Starting from the smallest timescale to the largest.

1/5/2019, 1:49:41 PM

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I heard "いつか" for "こ日" am I right?

9/9/2017, 5:01:17 AM

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You mean ご日? It should be いつか, that how japanese say "fifth". Please google japanese number pronunciations for the reference.

9/14/2017, 6:11:25 PM

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May the fifth be with you

9/23/2017, 1:58:10 PM

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one day late :b

3/9/2018, 5:04:34 PM

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Yesterday was may the fifth is wrong??

11/10/2017, 10:41:54 PM

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Saying May 5th is an American pronunciation. Would write it as either 5 May or 5th May.

9/19/2018, 12:46:47 PM

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In uk we say fifth of may not may fifth, but this resulted in the wrong answer

1/30/2019, 6:28:54 PM

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Out of curiosity I tried 5/5. No go even though it is cinco de mayo

3/7/2018, 3:40:41 AM

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Duolingo please hire an English teacher!!! Learn your English!!! "yesterday it was may 5th" is the right translation. Yours is not. What a surprise, NOT.

1/15/2018, 6:56:04 AM
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